The original Berserk anime from 1997 is notoriously difficult to legally watch. Interested viewers are frequently forced to watch it on unofficial fan sites, which isn’t always the best solution for some readers. Thankfully, there is some good news in the form of the popular classic becoming officially available in the near future.
This topic is distinct from how readers can watch the show’s 2016 or 2022 adaptations. Having said that, this article will refer to them when appropriate because some people may enjoy the original series and want to watch its sequels.
If you want to watch this classic, you should have a Netflix account.
Berserk has long been absent from Netflix, but that will change on December 1, 2022. More specifically, it has been confirmed that the 1997 anime will be available on this streaming service.
There is no word on whether the infamous 2016 CG-animated version will also be available on Netflix. This announcement should not be confused with Berserk: The Golden Age Arc – Memorial Edition, a related anime series that premiered on October 2, 2022.
It is unknown which countries will receive this 1997 anime or whether it will be available worldwide.
The 2016 and 2022 versions of Berserk are available on Prime Video, but not in the United States. There is no way to watch the original 1997 anime for free on Prime Video, regardless of country.
OLM, Inc. animated this classic, which originally aired from October 8, 1997 to April 1, 1998. It’s a dark fantasy about a mercenary named Guts who is defeated by the main antagonist, Griffith, in a battle. Following that, he is forced to join the Band of the Hawks.
There are some seriously messed up things that happen in this show that make it notoriously dark, but this basic plot synopsis will not reveal them. After all, some readers want to see it for the first time, especially since this show has been difficult to watch for quite some time.
Remember that the original anime will premiere on Netflix on December 1, 2022. If you want to watch this show ahead of time, you won’t be able to do so on that platform.